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  •  migratory birds 2018-02-18 11:37

    A heaven for migratory birds

    Flocks of migratory geese are shown at a wetland habitat situated in Iran’s northern Mazandaran province, February 16, 2018.

  • Mazandran province heaven for migratory birds 2018-02-17 19:47

    Mazandaran, a heaven for migratory birds

    Flocks of migratory geese are shown at a wetland habitat situated in Iran’s northern Mazandaran province, February 16, 2018.

  • Bodies of three oil tanker crew 2018-02-14 12:31

    Bodies of three oil tanker crew

    The photo shows the bodies of three crew members of the Iranian oil tanker Sanchi which collided with a Chinese freight ship in East China coast on January 6. Bodies of three out of 32 crew members were found before the tanker sank on January 14. The tanker was carrying over 136,000 tons of gas condensates for South Korea.

  • Qom paragliding site 2018-02-13 12:38

    Qom paragliding site hosts enthusiasts 

    Abbas Babaei paragliding site hosts the enthusiasts during the week. 

  • Fajr Film Festival  2018-02-05 12:14

    Journalists attend Fajr Film Festival 

    Journalists queue at the Mellat Cineplex in Tehran on February 3, 2018 to get into a theater screening movies from the 36th Fajr Film Festival.  The festival opened last Thursday and will run until February 11.  (Honaronline/Seyyed Hatef Hosseini)

  • At Damascus Time 2018-02-04 11:45

    “At Damascus Time” screened in Mashhad

    Director Ebrahim Hatamikia (R) attends a screening of his latest movie “At Damascus Time” during the 36th Fajr Film Festival at Mashhad’s Atlas Cineplex on February 2, 2018. 

  •  Ali-Akbar Sadeqi 2018-01-30 12:09

    Retrospective of artist Ali-Akbar Sadeqi opens 

    A thespian gives a performance during the opening ceremony of a retrospective of artist Ali-Akbar Sadeqi at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art on January 28, 2018.

  • Leader 2018-01-29 15:15

    Leader heading to Kharij class in snow

    Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is seen in this photo, taken on Sunday, heading to his Kharij class.

  •  Netanyahu selfie 2018-01-26 13:56

    Pictures bash Bollywood celebs over Netanyahu selfie

    An Indian national has applied his wits and some graphics techniques to bash Bollywood celebrities for taking selfies with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

  • Fajr street performance 2018-01-24 11:53

    Theater aficionados welcome Fajr street performance

    Theater aficionados watch “War under the Skin of My Mother and Me”, a street performance by a troupe from Abadan, during the 36th Fajr International Theater Festival in the courtyard of Tehran’s City Theater Complex on January 22, 2018.

  • Boccia league 2018-01-23 12:42

    Boccia league gets underway in Tehran

    Boccia league got underway on Sunday in Iran Sports Federation for the Disabled in Tehran, capital of Iran.

  • Fallen firefighters 2018-01-21 10:21

    Fallen firefighters commemorated on Plasco anniversary

    TEHRAN — People commemorated the brave firefighters who lost their lives trying to save people from the Plasco building, a shopping center which caught on fire and collapsed on January 19, 2017. 

  • Tehran Symphony Orchestra 2018-01-20 12:20

    Tehran Symphony Orchestra gigs at Fajr  

    The Tehran Symphony Orchestra gives a performance under the baton of Shahrdad Rohani (R) during the 33rd Fajr Music Festival at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on January 18, 2018.

  • Hesameddin Seraj 2018-01-17 12:04

    Seraj joins Sur for Fajr concert    

    Veteran vocalist Hesameddin Seraj (2nd L) accompanies the Sur band at a performance during the 33rd Fajr Music Festival at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on January 15, 2018.

  • پنجمین روز جشنواره موسیقی فجر 2018-01-16 19:44

    Klenke Quartet goes on stage at Fajr

    The Klenke Quartet from Germany gives a performance during the 33rd Fajr Music Festival at Tehran’s Niavaran Cultural center on January 14, 2018. The quartet that made its debut in 1994 features Annegret Klenke and Beate Hartmann on violin, Yvonne Uhlemann on viola and Ruth Kaltenhäuser on violoncello. The four musicians are all graduates of the Franz Liszt College of Music in Weimar. Tehran Times/ Behnam Tofighi

  • Rastak 2018-01-15 12:17

    Rastak performs at Fajr

    Dancers perform along with the Iranian folk music ensemble Rastak at a concert during the 33rd Fajr Music Festival at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on January 13, 2018.

  • Fajr Film Festival 2018-01-12 13:10

    Fajr Film Festival holds drawing to arrange schedule

    Iranian filmmakers Manijeh Hekmat (L) and Sirus Alvand look at a slip they drew during the Fajr Film Festival drawing at Tehran’s Mellat Cineplex on January 10, 2018. 

  • Ammar filmfest 2018-01-07 10:54

    Ammar filmfest introduces award winners

    Winners of the 8th Ammar International Popular Film Festival (AIPFF) receive their awards at closing ceremony, Friday evening.

  • Yemen 2018-01-01 10:27

    Devastation from 1000 days of war on Yemen

    As the Saudi-led war on Yemen passes the grim 1,000-day milestone, the United Nations is warning that if humanitarian workers cannot gain greater access and the violence does not subside, the cost in lives will be incalculable.

  • Sar-e Aqa Seyyed 2017-12-25 10:08

    A mountain village built on rooftops

    Sar-e Aqa Seyyed is a village in Chaharmahal-Bakhtiyari province, western Iran. Earth-colored houses are stacked on top of one another so that the roof of one house forms the pathway for the next.

  • pomegranate 2017-12-23 10:20

    Farouq a hub of pomegranate in southern Iran

    A farmer shows off pomegranates she has picked from a garden on the outskirts of the city of Farouq, southern Fars province.

  • Darak beach 2017-12-20 12:30

    Charming beach where the desert meets the sea

    Darak beach resort in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan is a captivating resort were the desert makes contact with the sea.

  • Horse-riding 2017-12-18 15:59

    Horse-riding in Bojnord City

    The horse-riding competition was held in Bojnord City, the capital of North Khorasan Province on Friday. 

  • Chabahar shoreline  2017-12-17 11:18

    Hectic Chabahar shoreline 

    Tens of small and medium-sized vessels dock at a scenic coastline of Chabahar, a busy port city edging the Persian Gulf, southern Iran, December 14, 2017. 

  • Qashqai wedding 2017-12-15 13:13

    Qashqai wedding celebrated in Shiraz 

    Two couples from Qashqai tribe tied the knot on the sidelines of the 9th Pars Tourism Festival in the southern city of Shiraz, Fars Province. 

  • Iranian climbers’ funeral 2017-12-13 14:17

    Funeral held for Iranian climbers

    Thousands of people gathered in Mashhad’s Takhti Stadium during the Iranian climbers’ funeral procession on Tuesday.  Nine Iranian mountaineers lost their lives on Friday by an avalanche on Oshtoran Kooh Mountain. The climbers were among a group of 15 men and women from the city of Mashhad and a local guide who were trapped by the avalanche on Thursday. Oshtoran Kooh has numerous peaks with the highest, San Baran, at more than 4,000 meters above sea level.

  • Villages of Vardij and Varish 2017-12-12 17:00

    Villages of Vardij and Varish

    Vardij and Varish villages are two tourist spots located in the mountainous Kan district, northwest of Tehran. Deep valleys, lush gardens and fresh air are among the distinctive features of the rural area. Gradual erosion of rocks in the region has shaped some unusual forms known to people as “rocky ghosts”. Nearly 450 households live in the two villages. IRNA/ Abdollah Heydari

  • Traditional games festival 2017-12-10 11:05

    Traditional games festival held in eastern Iran 

    A festival featuring traditional games was held in the eastern province of South Khorasan on Friday for the first time. Ritual dance, folklore music, camel riding, and ball games were among the recreational activities during the one-day event which was held in a tourist resort in Khusf.  Participants competed against one another in five teams in two sections of men and women.  The games are supposed to bring a spirit of happiness and keep ancient traditions alive.  MQ/MG

  • Migratory birds 2017-12-05 11:48

    Migratory birds flocking to Karun 

    The first flock of migratory birds including ivory gulls, herons, and cormorant, have flown to the Karun river to winter in southern Iran.   Every year with the onset of cold seasons many migratory birds wing their ways to tropical areas near the Persian Gulf and the wetlands located in southern Iran which supply them with adequate food and warmth.

  • Dehqan-e Fadakar 2017-12-03 18:29

    Iconic school book character, Dehqan-e Fadakar, dies at 86

    TEHRAN — Azbar-Ali Hajavi, also known as Riz-Ali Khajavi, who bravely saved the lives of passengers from a train crash in 1961 died at 86 on Saturday.